Stephen Paul Manderson aka Professor Green is the most lovable rogue of all. He cancelled his Birmingham gig twice earlier but still managed to draw the crowd.
The jovial rapper didn’t ignore the issue either. The first words that Professor Green uttered after emerging to the crashing crescendo of deep bass and frantic violins were to express regret for the delay. His apology was charismatic and heartfelt enough to forgive him. Originally, the gig had been planned for November 2013, but it was stalled after the rapper was detained on suspicion of drunk driving and “perverting the course of justice”.
After the initial delay, the gig was reprogrammed to May 2014. However, the show was cancelled after he suffered a horrible car crash on his way to a concert in Gloucester. In addition to these mishaps, the 31-year-old rapper had got married recently to Millie Mackintosh, the star who acted in “Made In Chelsea”. Therefore, the year has been quite hectic for the rapper. The delay was compensated by beginning with Lullaby, the renowned track from the latest album “Growing Up In Public”. Then, Green moved on to Little Secrets. Professor Green recalled a mini-story of his tribulations and trials before starting “I Need You Tonight” and “Just Be Good To Green”.
The lyrics and delivery of the rapper has striking resemblance with Birmingham-based rapper Mike Skinner. Green signed The Beats Recording label of Mike Skinner when starting out. However, the lyrics aren’t inventive or powerful as the lyrics from The Streets creator. Professor Green’s lyrics count heavily on the female backing singer’s vocal talent to knit them together.